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Waiting Around to Die

Musicians

Genres: Indie, Shoegaze, Slowcore

Sound description: one early fan used the term “industrial shoegazer,” and the band enjoyed that. waiting around to die put ambient dreamscapes in a blender with a dreary, crushing groove and evocative lyrics sung by a vocalist who can touch morrisey’s falsetto with cave’s barritone. for wa2d every day is like sunday.

RIYL: "the scream" by edward munch.

Web site: http://www.myspace.com/waitingaroundtodieband

Email: wa2dtheband@yahoo.com

History

waiting around to die formed in 2010 when ryan (vocals, rhythm guitar) and alyssa (lead guitar), met josh (bass) and david (organ) and played them some recently recorded demos.david and josh liked the blend of ethereal indie post-punk and velvet underground-tinged slowcore, so a quartet was formed. waiting around to die, named after a (very sad) townes van zandt song, began rehearsing at various band member’s homes, honing their sound into a noisey, beautiful soundtrack for the everysoul’s exsistential despair. they are proud to be a new santa barbara outfit, and hope to help the scene foster a new wave of multi-media, counter-culture excitement thru their music, art and lyrical content.
current status: “the valley of the new year” is a ten song demo album by waiting around to die. it can be downloaded free online at www.lastfm.com/waiting-around-to-die-sb. the four-piece have finally begun performing live, and will be touring and writing more material for what they hope will be a seminal debut studio recorded lp.

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Formed

2010, Santa Barbara, CA

Influences

joy division, the velvet underground, arcade fire, the smiths, my bloody valentine, bowie, etc.

Current status

"the valley of the new year" is a ten song demo album by waiting around to die. it can be downloaded free online at www.lastfm.com/waiting-around-to-die-sb. the four-piece have finally begun performing live, and will be touring and writing more material for what they hope will be a seminal debut studio recorded lp.

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